Weekend 10.10-10.12: HONK!, Art & Fashion

We’re back! Getting away for two weeks felt great and we loved exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but coming home felt amazing too. It’s always nice to be home after a long trip, but it’s especially nice when you’re home is Somerville. In addition to seeing lots of new places, eating so much good food and unplugging a bit, we have been hard at work getting our new Calendar ready to launch. Stay tuned for its public debut in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, here’s what’s happening in Somerville this weekend. It’s a good one, with HONK!, lots of art shows and some fashion events. See you out there!

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Friday

Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Fridays from noon-5 p.m. through October 18 to see Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century, which features the work of artists exploring the response to the pressures of modern life.

Bibliophilia: The current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), Bibliophilia, “celebrates and explores the complex medium of books.” You can see the exhibit on Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. through October 26.

HONK!: This weekend’s HONK! festival kicks off tonight in Somerville with lantern making from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. followed by a concert and a parade at 7 p.m. at Hodgkins-Curtin Park (Holland Street near Davis Square). Then Johnny D’s (17 Holland St.) hosts five HONK! bands starting at 8 p.m. for a 21-plus show. The tickets are free and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Black Chick Watching: Sistas in Sitcom: Comicazi (407 Highland Ave.) hosts Black Chick Watching: Sistas in Sitcom, which is part symposium, part game show, part comedy, part storytelling. Dorchester native and former Burlesque performer turned producer Amber P. Knight will be joined by local performers Wes Hazard, Bethany Van Delft and Kwasi Mensah at the event. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $7 online and $10 at the door.

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Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: The Union Square Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through November 22. Shop for vegetables, fruit, bread, sweets and more at the market on the Union Square Plaza.

Ourselfies: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) is currently showing work by Danielle Festa in an exhibit called Ourselfies. You can see the show of “real life, Internet and canvas impressions on others” on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through October 31.

Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. through October 18 to see Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century, which features the work of artists exploring the response to the pressures of modern life.

Saturday Local Artist Market: The Burren (247 Elm St.) is hosting a Saturday Local Artist Market from noon-6 p.m. Shop photography, jewelry, textiles and other crafts and enjoy a $5 Artist Market Lunch Special.

HONK!: The main HONK! festival takes place on Saturday in Davis Square and begins with a kick-off at 12:30 p.m. in Seven Hills Park. Bands from around the world will then play at seven locations around the square from 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday through November 1 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Ave.). Housing development residents and those receiving food assistance are eligible to purchase food for half-price.

Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) recently marked its 10-year anniversary at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. The Gallery’s current show, Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice, is a celebration of that partnership and art as a vehicle for social change. You can see the exhibit on Saturdays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through November 2.

Bibliophilia: The current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), Bibliophilia, “celebrates and explores the complex medium of books.” You can see the exhibit on Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. through October 26.

The Dinner Detective: Dinner and entertainment come packaged together at The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Bunker Hill-Boston (30 Washington St.). Enjoy a four-course meal while you try to determine whodunit for a prize package. Tickets are $74.95 per person for the 6:30 p.m. show.

Fashion’s Night Outlet: Join Assembly Row on Saturday night from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for Fashion’s Night Outlet featuring swag bags, PAUL Bakery samples, mini-makeovers, store promotions and special events.

CelebrAsians: Benefit Fashion Show: Asian Women for Health hosts its second annual benefit fashion show for Asian survivors and their caregivers this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Dance Union (16 Bow St.). Tickets for the event are $85 and include food and drinks, raffles, complementary light make-up and hand massage and fashion shows.

Fall inside

Sunday

The Somerville Flea: Shop for vintage wares, antiques and other fun goodies at The Somerville Flea this and every Sunday through October 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You’ll find the market in the parking lot on the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road in Davis Square.

HONK!: Join the HONK! parade to “Reclaim the Street for Horns, Bikes and Feet” that winds from Davis Square to Harvard Square from noon-2 p.m. on Sunday. Once the parade arrives in Harvard, the bands will play on the Oktoberfest main stage and other locations in the neighborhood.

Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) recently marked its 10-year anniversary at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. The Gallery’s current show, Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice, is a celebration of that partnership and art as a vehicle for social change. You can see the exhibit on Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through November 2.

Bibliophilia: The current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), Bibliophilia, “celebrates and explores the complex medium of books.” You can see the exhibit on Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. through October 26.

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